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YO . 1,N MBR 4PICKEfIS, S. C., JULY 28, 1921. - - -CUT
Mrs. W. H. Hughes, of Richiland is
visiting her sister, Mrs. J. J. Lewis.
Steen Looper, of Charleston, is
visiting his father, J. Frank Looper,
Toomer Tompson, of Forest City,
N. C., is viisiting relatives here this
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Hagood are
visiting relatives in Asheville this
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Folger and
children are at Camp Gauley this
Mrs. J. L. Valley and Mrs. Jessie
Lewis were shoppers in Greenville
Mr. Joel Allgood paid a .social call
- down on the beautiful ridge of Beth
lehem last Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Mauldin are in
Spartatrburg this week, where Judge
Mauldi is holding court.
Misses Lou Strong and Mary Mc
Culler, of Kingstree, S. C., are guests
at the Lesesne home this wek.
Mrs. Jessie Lewis, of Miami, Fla.,
arrived Sunday and will spend the re;
mainder of the summer with relatives
Miss Ellen Findley has y her
guest Misses Lucia Ellison, of P144.
mont, and Victoria Morehead, of
Mr. and Mrs. toal Garvin anS lit
tle son, Noal, Jr., of Greenville, were
the guests of their parents and other
relatives here last week.
f Mrs. J. .1. Lewis and Mrs. W. H.
Hughes went to Liberty Wednesday
where they will visit Mrs. R. E.
Bowen for a fel days.
The Hurricane singing convention
will meet with the Six Mile church
the first Sunday afternoon in August
4 at 22:00 o'clock.
Miss Irene Newton has returne
from the Summer School and bega
her work at Wolf Creek school Mon
Mr. and Mrs. B. Jones, Mrs.
Phoyle and Mrs. Frank Hutchings, of
Winston Salem, N. C., were visitors
hee last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Langston and
children, Dr. and Mrs. R. E. Lewis,
Misses Lula and Florida flinkle were
guests at Brown's Hotel last week.
Miss Mattie Sutherland returned
last week. after a most enjoyable
visit to relatives and friends in Cen
tral, Seneca, Liberty and Easley.
The Rev. John T. Lewis family will
.have a reunion at the home of Jesse
J. Lewis Friday, August 12th. All
-relatives and friends are cordially in
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Jeanes had as
their guests last week Mrs. R. C.
*Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Turner
and their daughter, Pauline, all of
Quite a number of young people
enjoiyed the porch party given at the
home of Mr. Jim Earle last Friday
night. Bowen Parsons declares he
has never enjoyed a "Knight" half
as much'as he enjoyed that one.
Mr. Watson Brown and wife and
two children, of Atlanta, hive been
:~ ~ *visiting friends and relatives In Pick
ens county. Mr. Brown's father, W.
S. Brown, once lived in this county,
but han been away fifty years.
Miss Eleanor Knight left Monday
*,morning for Columbia where she will
be the guest of Miss Moita Hodges.
She will also,visit Mrs. W. M. Mel
bon in Sardenia,' and Rev, and Mrs.
L. E. Wiggins at Clinton before she
miss Mary Alexander arrived Mon
day from Birmingham, Ala., and will
spend the remainder of the summer
with her mother, Mrs. Laura Alexan
der. She was accompanied by her
cousin, Miss Lucy Helt Smith, of
Norfolk, Va., who w i be her guest
for several days.
Miss Lottie Sloan, of Pendleton, S.
C., returned to hesr home Saturday
after spending several weeks at the
home of Mr. B. A. Hagood. She
was accompanied by Miss Eleanor
Hagood who will v'i.t in Pendleton
for a few days.
Miss Margarite Ladd of Washing
ton, D. C., has returned to her home
after visiting friends here. She was
accompanied by Rev, and Mrs. E. M.
Ramsey and children who will visit
relatives in Mars Hill, N. C., during
the- coming month.
There will be a singing at Mt.
Carmel church riext Sunday evening,
July 31, at 3:00 o'clock. All that
will be interested in the school of
music are asked to be present. Prof.
Cassell has been asked to be with us.
Remember, the se'hool will start Mon
day morning, July 31st. Everybody
invited to be with us both Sunday
And through the school.
Married on Sunday morning, July
'24, 1921, at the residence of Rev.
W. C. Seaborn, Mr. J. Dover Hudson
co Miss May Massingill, bqth of Pick
ans county. Mr. Hudson is a son of
R. A. Hudson and the bide is the
daughter of Thomas *Massingill.
Their many friends join the writer
in wishing them a long nad happy
life. W. C. Seaborn officiating.
Miss Hattie Earle, assisted by Miss
.-leanor Knight, entertained at a de
lightful porch party on last Thurs
day evening. The already pretty
porch was made still more beautiful
with ,numerous Japanese. lanterns.
From a table beautifully decorated
with vines, sunflowers and grapes, de
licious punch was served. During
the evening the guests were engaged
in progressive conversation, dancing
and contests, in which Miss Bertha
Cantrell and Bowen Parsons were
given first prize for being the best
artists. Those enjoying Miss Earle's
hospitality on this occasion were
Misses. Ruth Diggs, Thelma Lewis,
Ora McFall, Ella Lewis, Mildred
Cox, Bertha Cantrell, Inez Morris
Lnd Messrs. Frank Armstrong, Oscar
Keith, Joel Allgood, Casey Porter,
Ernest Christopher Joe Frank Free
man, Bowen Parsons, Dr. Woodruff
and Messrs. Doyle and Lawrence, of
All persons interested in the Por
ter Chapel cemetery are requested
to meet there on Thursday, August
4, for the purpose of cleaning off
the grounds. Bring tools suited for
State of ,South Carolina,
County of Pickens.
The following is a true statement
of the treasury of the Pickens school
district No. 31:
Poll Tax ---- ----- --- --.-$ 168.00
Three Mill Tax ---------..802.00
Dog Tax ---- -----------20.50
Special Tax.. .......--...--2,191.41
Equalizing Aid..---- ....1,233.09
State Appropriation.. - .. .. 2,104.00
State Aid Coldred'School-- 115.00
Private Sub. by Negro..---- 144.00
Private Sub. by Whites.. -...' '150.00
Deficit from last year.. .. .. 237.56
Total cash for year. - ... ..$7,290.44
Total Expenditures.. .. .. .. 7,278.17
Cash on hiand.- --- ---$ 12.27
Cash in Bank not on School
District Books.-..-..- $ 453.61
Total Cash on Books andl in'
Bank.. ...-.-. .---- $ 465.88
Outstanding claims .. .. .. - 90.00
Cash on hand after all debts
are paid...-.-..-.-.-.....$ 375.88
July 26th, 1921. F .Catn
PICKENS COUNTY E
Great Interest Being S
Lay By Schoals.
The people of Pickens county are
waking up to the conditions that are
confronting them relative to the large
p erce:tage of illiterates. Already
we have organized eight Lay-By
schools that will begin work this
week. The State Department has
granted ten schools to Pickens
county and we will organize two
more schools this week. Districts
wanting a school should see the
county organizer at once. If there
will be no school in your district this
summer let every one who possibly
can, attend the nearest school.
The trustees of the different dis
tricts have been very quick to take
up this work and are arousing inter
est throughout the county. Last
Saturday there was held a meeting
of the Lay-By teachers at the court
house, both methods and text-books
were thoroughly discussed. Our
teachers for this summer are wo
men who have had special training
in this line of work. We are expect
ing them to do much in this drive to
cause "No marks on the 1922 club
roll." Our county this year will be
the biggest we have ever had.
Our prize list has not been com
pleted yet and we- want Sunday
school classes, churches, chapters of
the U. D. C's., D. A. R's., lodges and
all other organizations or individuals
to help push the campaign by offer
Let every public-spirited citizen
cause their influence to make this
work amount to what it shquld. Be
come responsible for at least one
person attending a Lay-By school.
You have had your chance, give
the other man his!
Town Creek school house is now
under construction. It will be a
great improvement on the old school
house. The people of Town Creek
school district are wide awake to the
advantages of ian education and are
doing everything within their power
for the interest of their community
and their children. They are to be
commended for their progressive
The contract was let for the build-,
ing of the Maynard school building
last Saturday. When this building
is completd it will probably be the
best rural school building in the
county. The people of Maynard are
to be congratulated upon - this pro
gressive movement. Other districts
in the county should set up and take
notice. They realize that for then
to turn out 100 per cent Americans
from their distiict, they must make
them such, and the only method they
have is through education.
There will be a meeting of the
patrons of New Town School District
and Rock School District on August
1st at the Rock School House at
10 :00 o'clock. All interested in the
betterment of their schools are re
quested to be present as many things
of importance will be discussed.
Dr. L. A. Riser, with the State
Board of Health, will be in Pickens
county for the first week of August
with his moving picture truck and
will visit the followving schools:
Norris, Six Mile, Dacusville, Reunion,
Montvale and Golenoy. The pictures
shown will be pertaining mostly to
economical, hygienic and civic ques
tions of the day.
All adults living in school districts
adjaoent to Wolf Creek school dis
trict are invited to conme to the adult
school in Wolf Creek. This school
will begin August the first. Every
one interested im improving them
selves are cordially invited to be
come an enrolled member in this
Card From Adult School Organizer.
Some months ago the peole of
South Carolina were startled by an
article which came out in the Jour
nal of the National Education Asso
ciation. The facts in that article
Wown in Lay-By Schools
that were so startling were as fol
1. South Carolina has the small
est percentage of citizens who tRan
read than any ,tate in the Union ex
2. South Carolina spends the least
percapita for the education of her
citizens. The United States aver
ages $39.01 percapita. South Caro
lina's average is $11.17.
3. South Carolina has the least
number of school days per school
term. We provide 113 days for our
boys and girls while the United
States' average is 160 days.
. 4. Our state has the least per cent
of girls and boys in high school.
5. We have the least number of
6. We occupy the lowest place in
the nation along all educational lines.
These facts have called forth much
comment from the press, yet they re
main undisputed. This record plac
es ourstate in a position of humilia
tion and shame. Our educational
efficiency is rated far below the
islands of lawai and Porto Rico.
To redeem our state from this stain
of illiteracy the Department of Edu
cation has launched a state-wide
drive to wipe out the galling shame
that we have so many citizens who
can neither read nor write.
In 1918 there were twenty-three
per cent of the voters of this county
who could not write their own names
on the Democratic club roll! How
many will there be in 1922'? Wha
are you doing to change this condi
Pickens county will organize about
twenty schools for adults during the
next three weeks. Do you want a
night school in your district? If so,
get in touch with your county super
intendent of education or county
adult school organizer.
Miss Faith Clayton.
Notice to Ten Girls >f Pickens
A school of one iionth's duration
will be conducted at Tomassee, in
Oconee county, by the State Depart
ment of Education during the month
of August. The D. A. R's. own the
school building but they have given
the school over for this summer
school. Any girl living in a mill vil
lage of sound mind and body, and of
good morals, who has not completed
the fifth grade, will be eligible. Girls
please take notice of this and avail
yourself of this great opportunity.
The only charge will be $1.00 for
books, car fare to Tomassee, and two
bed sheets and blanket. Donmestic
science, hygiehe, etc., will he taught.
This is a chance for a vacation and
at the same time, the greatest chance
in the world to improve yourself edu
cationally. You wvill be carefully
looked after by the house mother wvho
will live in the dormitory with you.
Fur further information write Miss
Faith Clayton, Pickens, S. C. School
starts August 2nd.
F. V. Clayton.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
State of South Carolina,
County of Pickens.
Whereas, a petition has been filed
with the trustees of the Hampton
School District No. 46, in said county
and state, signed by more than one.
third of the resident freeholders of
the age of twenty-one years of said
school district as appears by the cer
tificates of the County Auditor of
said county &ttached to said petition,
praying that the trustees of said
school district order an election to
determine whether or not bonds in
the sum of Eight l~undIred dollars
shall be Issued by the said school dis
trict for the purpose of school im..
And it further appearing by the
certificate of the county auditor of
saidl county that the proposed bond
issue of Eight Hfundr ad Dollars does
not exceed four per cent of the as
ses-eed valuation of property for tax
ation in said district including out
It is, therefore, ordered by the
board of trustees of Hampton School
District No. 46 that an election be
held, in the said school district at
the school house, on -the 6th day
of August, 1921, on the ques
t'on whether such bonds shall be is
sued or not, said bonds to be issued
in denominations of One Hundrd
Dollars each to run for a period of
twenty years from the date of is
sue and bearing six per cent interest
payable annually. At such election
only qualitied voters residing in this
school district shall be allowed to
The polls shall open at 8:00 o'clock
a. m. and close at 4 o'clock p. m.
the ballots to be voted must have
written or printed on them the
words,, "For Bonds" or "Against
The following named are hereby
appointed managers to hold said
T. G. Lynch, S. M. Townes, M. D.
By order of the Board of Trustees
of Hampton School District No. 46,
this 25th day of July, 1921.
B. T. McDaniel,
T. E. Martin,
E. A. Lewis,
Board of Trustees of Hampton
School District No. 46.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
Office of County Supt. of Education
of Pickens County.
Whereas a petition from the free
holders and electors of Bethlehemt
School District No. 20, has been filec
with the County Board of Educatioi
of Pickens county, asking said board
permission to hold an election in said
school district to determine whether
or not 'six mills extra levy shall be
ledisId in said school district for
It appearing to the County Board
of Education that the petition meets
the requirements of the law, there
fore, it is ordered that the trustees
of the above named school district
lo hold an election August 6th. 1921,
at Hethlehem school house, for the
above statedl purpose. The trustees
arc to be managers and shall conduct
tihe election as all general elections
are conducted, and in accordance
with Section 1208 of the school law.
The polls will be open from 8 a. m.
to 4 p. in.
By order of the County Board of
Education for Pickens county.
F. V. Clayton,
2 t Secretary and Chairman.
The State Board of Health is oper
ating a moving picture truck in con
nection with the county health work.
The truck will he in Pickens county
for one week, beginning Monday
niight, August 1st. At least two in
teresting pictures wvill be shown each
evening. There will be no admiis
sion charged,,and the public is cor
dially invited and urged to attend
these shows, which are not only edu
cational, but intensely interesting.'
The entertainments will begin
promptly at 8 :1 5 p. im. Dr. L. A.
Riser is in charge of the Department
of County Health work.
The following is the schedule for
Monday night, August 1st, Norris
Tuesday night, August 2nd, Six
Mile school house.
Wednesday night, August 3rd,
Oolenoy school house.
Thursday night, August 4th, Da
cusville school house.
Friday night, August 5th, Reunion
Saturday night, August 6th, Mont
vale school house.
All persons interested in the-ceme
tery at Six Mile are requested to
meet at the church on Friday before
th'e first Sunday in August and bring
suitable tools for cleaning off' the I
Special price for the nest ten days
on boys Wash Suits, Slipovas and
Pants. See window display. Fol
ger & Hendricks.
BOYS' CLUBS HOLD GOOD MEET.
Great Interest Being T'c iin oys'
Clubs in Pickens County.
The Zin Boys' Club meeting was
held at the school hou.je on Tues.
day, the 26th, with about 1, club
memb ers present and about for ty vis
itors, including fathers and mothers
of the boys. County Agent T. A.
Bowen was pr. sent and conducted
the meeting. B. O. Williams, assist.
ant state agent and organizer of the
clubs was present. IHon. J. O. Wil
liums, member of the house of rep.
resentatives was present and made a
splendid talk. After the business
session three churns of ice cream
was served. The boys are taking
great interest in the meetings -and
much enthusiasm was shown.
A joint meeting of the Ambler and
Oolenoy club was also held at the
Oolenoy school house with nine mem
brs present. A meeting of tihe
Martin club was also held with fif
teen members present. These meet
ings were very successful and after
the business session, ice cream was
On Monday a fine meeting of the
Long Branch club was held with
about twenty members and about
twenty parents present. Interest was
manifested in a lecture by B. O. Wil.
liams on "Field Selection of Seed
More than sixty-four club mem.
bers were brought together thin
week and given much helpful ad
vice and information, including in
struction in how to raise dairy calves, ,".
together with information and in
struction in carrying out their usual
The boys' clubs in this county are
making great progress and laying the
foundation for more successful work.
Plans have been completed for- a
camping trip to River Falls in August
and will be announced next week.
NEWS FROM PICKENS ROUTE.
Misses Mary and Elvira Gilstrap,
of Pickens, were the wefk-end vis.
itors at Big Eastatoe, visiting their
grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Mrs. V. P. llolcombe is slowly im.
pr oving at this writng.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Waldrop were
visitors at Travelers Rest Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Gilstrap and
daughter, little Edna, visited their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Simp.
Mrs. C. W. Nalley visited her
friend at Easley Saturday.
Miss Artie Hughes visited Miss
Stella Campbell Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Gilstrap and
children, of Liberty R. 3, visidci
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Gil
strap, of Pickens, Sunday.
Mr. Mack Stwart, of Pickens, has
been on the sick list for several days
but is improving at this writing.
NOTICE TO ALL.
You have a special invitation and
cordially invited to come on the sec
ond day of August to a picnic dinner
in honor of Walter Meece, who will
be at home on a visit from Virginia
to see his South Carolina friends.
The dinner will be taken in the lit
tie furniture shop. The industry of
this little plant, we hope, will save
our people of many dollars. Come
and see it and be your own judge
as to what you think of our business
in the hills.
If you can live with one day's
work and a little fried chicken or
something like that you can live
without it. So come and be with ud
and let us all sup together.
J. R. Meece.
August 6th and 6th will be Dollar
Days at T. L. Benson's.
Come to T. L. Benson & Co's. store
lgiday and Saturday, August 5th
It will pay you to attend the Do!.
lar Day sale at the T. L. Benson &
The Dokneator is on sale at the
TV. L. Benson Company's store. Ask
about the special rates.